Mental Health First Aid Parliamentary Debate Delayed

The much anticipated parliamentary discussion on whether to make Mental Health First Aid mandatory in the workplace has been postponed due to an emergency debate about the Great British Break Off and a discussion about Stupid Woman Gate.  Apparently it will be debated as a priority in the New Year, so it’s not too late to add your voice by supporting the Where’s Your Heat At campaign, and communicating your views to your local MP – you can find their details by clicking here. Image courtesy of Where’s Your Head At?

Mental Health First Aid to be Debated in Parliament

The culmination of Natasha Devon‘s Where’s Your Head At? campaign will happen next Wednesday 19th December, when Parliament will debate whether mental health first aid should become mandatory in the workplace.  Have you asked your MP to represent your views on the subject? And if you haven’t yet signed the petition, there’s still time by visiting the Where’s Your Head At? website. Image courtesy of Where’s Your Head At?

Christmas and New Year Working

This is advance notice that we will be taking a well deserved break over the festive period in order to recharge the batteries and take care of our mental health.  Voicemail messages and emails will still be checked periodically, but it may take a little longer than usual to get a reply – thank you for being patient.  The last full day of working before Christmas is Friday 21st December, with everything back and working normally in the New Year by Monday 7th January.

Results from the MENTOR study published.

Commissioned by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and conducted by a team from the University of Nottingham, the MENtal Health First Aid in The wORkplace (MENTOR) study adds to the existing body of evidence which shows Mental Health First Aid training to be highly effective at increasing knowledge and confidence in understanding and talking about mental health.  For a summary of the results, please click here.